Introducing kids of any age to metal detecting can give them the opportunity to enjoy a hobby that can help them learn about history, geology, science, electronics, and so much more. Not only that, they’ll enjoy exercising in the great outdoors, digging up unknown treasure, and maybe even cashing in on what they find! Some of the things kids might find while out metal detecting include
- antique toys
- colonial buttons
- civil war relics
- gold and precious minerals
A beginner metal detector is usually fairly good at finding all of these types of targets. However, there are more advanced machines on the market you can work up to that are designed to be more sensitive to one type of treasure or another.
Important Features for Kids
Children’s metal detectors should also be lightweight, and feature an adjustable handle. This way no matter what size your child is he or she can comfortably hold and swing the metal detector for hours of enjoyment. For more on what to look for in a children’s metal detector, please review these related articles from our learning library.